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Kona Cafe on a Friday night

SPECIAL REPORT: Inside the apprehensive world of Nigerian sex workers in Ghana

A large number of Ghana’s estimated 52,000 sex workers are Nigerians.

Entrance of Health Port Centre

INVESTIGATION: Inside Nigerian airport where cleaners, touts issue fake yellow cards to travelers (2)

In the absence of strict checks, toilet cleaners in Lagos airport are having a field day issuing fake yellow cards despite the introduction of an electronic card.

Atiku Abubakar. [PHOTO CREDIT: The Sun Nigeria]

FACT-CHECK: Did the Economist Magazine really endorse Atiku?

The Atiku campaign claimed ‘the latest endorsement by the Economist’, ‘the second in two months’, is an endorsement of its candidate’s superior policies.


EXCLUSIVE: Documents show Buhari’s govt. illegally diverted N378billion NLNG dividend

The dividends are meant to be shared between the federal, state and local governments of Nigeria

Nigerian Army on duty

EXCLUSIVE: 149 Nigerian soldiers in trouble for uploading photos on social media

A new social media policy for members of the Nigerian armed forces came into effect on June 11.

Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos

INVESTIGATION: At Lagos airport, officials still extort travellers (1)

Despite efforts to make Nigerian airports investor friendly, attendants still devise ways to extort passengers.

National Assembly Complex

How National Assembly mismanaged billions of Naira through illegal expenditures, fraud – Audit Report

About N1 billion was misappropriated in the House of Representatives alone in 2016.


SPECIAL REPORT: The men who embezzled Nigerian Airways to death

Some of the persons indicted have since been appointed to top positions by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Ongoing road construction at Dadinkowa mayama Local govt Kebbi State

SPECIAL REPORT: Amidst inadequate funding, insecurity, Buhari administration’s road projects continue across Nigeria (2)

Road, hitherto abandoned by previous governments, are being constructed by the Muhammadu Buhari administration amidst challenges

Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf

ANALYSIS: NHIS Controversy: Does Governing Council have powers to suspend Executive Secretary?

Lawyers express divergent views on the “contentious” issue

Razak Atunwa.

EXCLUSIVE: Saraki’s anointed candidate for Kwara governorship, Razak Atunwa, skips NYSC, forges certificate

Mr Atunwa, lawyer and chair of House Committee on Justice, falsified NYSC certificate to run for governor, ignoring recent scandals of two ministers.

Cold chain store at Sushi area council

SPECIAL REPORT: How poor electricity supply, inadequate facilities affect storage of vaccines, immunisation in Nigerian capital

WHO says vaccines need to be stored within recommended temperature to maintain quality until point of use.

Cheating pupil

INVESTIGATION: How forgery, bribery, exam malpractice booms at Lagos primary schools

An undercover report reveals how state officials, school administrators and teachers in Lagos are compromising the academic process for admission into secondary schools.

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu

FACT-CHECK: Document shows Kachikwu lied about graduating with First Class in Law

This is not the first time a fact-check by this newspaper will bring this minister to light for double speaking.

SPECIAL REPORT: Amidst inadequate funding, Buhari’s road construction projects across Nigeria continue (1)

From Kwara, Enugu, Cross River, and other states, residents, motorists and contractors speak on the federal government’s road construction projects.

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo

FACT-CHECK: How true is Osinbajo’s claim that Nigerian govt spent N1.7 trillion on capital projects

“We have spent so far in two budgets, N1.7 trillion in capital investment,” Yemi Osinbajo says.

Buhari thinking

EXCLUSIVE: Another Buhari’s minister busted for skipping NYSC, risks jail term

The minister confirms he did not participate in the mandatory NYSC scheme.

A new born baby used to illustrate the story [photo: CNS News ]

SPECIAL REPORT: Why preventable Neonatal Tetanus continues to kill newborns in Nigeria

A World Health Organisation report listed Nigeria as one of only 18 countries yet to eliminate the child killer disease.

SPECIAL REPORT: How children battle for survival in Oyo capital

It’s a harsh world for children hawkers on the streets of Oyo State capital as they battle for daily survival.

Man defecating in an open drainage

SPECIAL REPORT: Why open defecation is prevalent across Nigeria

From Lagos, to Abuja and Awka, Nigerians give reasons why they adopt open defecation.

One of the completed libraries at Idepe High

INVESTIGATION: Communities suffer as abandoned constituency projects litter Ondo

Across communities in Ondo state, federal water, health and education projects are abandoned despite being given yearly budgetary allocations.

The terminal building, yet to be completed

INVESTIGATION: Why Osun MKO Abiola airport failed (2)

“The concessionaire did not have the financial capacity to do the job. That was the reason for the failure. He deceived the state government.”

Bags of NPK Fertiliser

SPECIAL REPORT: How Buhari’s PFI programme boosts fertiliser supply for farming in Nigeria

Despite its successes however, farmers point out the challenges in the scheme.

Main entrance to the project site

INVESTIGATION: Osun MKO Abiola Airport in ruins despite multi-billion naira funding, concession (1)

The airport conceived by Osun State Government has been abandoned

Front Gate to Federal Road Safety Corp, FRSC.

INVESTIGATION: Nigeria drivers’ licence fraud, how officials manipulate processes (2)

From Lagos to Ogun, Oyo and Kwara, officials have designed various ways of making illegal money by cheating the system.